Skylight Celebrates Success at Leaders Conference in Chicago


July 31, 2018

Acrobats, a beach day, zoo trips, fireworks, blues music and a river cruise were just some of the activities that Skylight’s qualifying team members enjoyed at this year’s Leaders Conference in Chicago from July 15-19.  Leaders Conference is Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company’s (MassMutual) largest annual recognition conference which not only celebrates the hard work and success of qualifiers in 2017, but is also a thank you for their continued dedication.

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Skylight qualifiers, their family members, and guests joined nearly 4,000 others to hear motivational speakers, network with colleagues, enjoy interesting and historical attractions and have fun. This year’s headline guest speakers were Jake Wood, co-founder and chief executive officer of Team Rubicon, and Common, the Academy Award-winning actor, film producer, poet, and recording artist.  The week culminated in a farewell evening dubbed a “Kaleidoscope of Color” at one of Chicago’s most famous landmarks, Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears.

Doug Rechtine, Partner and Financial Advisor at Skylight’s Toledo office said: “The conference was a wonderful experience for me and my family.  The opening night event at Navy Pier was a great venue to kick off the conference, the entertainment and food were superb. The closing night at Soldier Field was a great set up and very well structured for the entire family. All in all, the entire conference was a first-class event …. I am glad I attended!”

Tyler Wyse, Financial Advisor at Skylight’s Toledo office, added: “It was a great conference. The general session meetings were well put together, and had quality speakers.  Jake Wood and Common were very inspiring and Co-Advisor of the Year, Paul Ferrante had some great insight into what it takes to go from an advisor starting out to be one of the top advisors in MassMutual.  The entertainment and events were also top notch and the conference surpassed other years. It was a great opportunity to meet and converse with other leading advisors in Ohio.  I am glad I didn’t miss out on this conference!”

At the conference, Skylight also received recognition as a Chairman’s Trophy winner for its agency performance in 2017.

“We are so proud of everyone who worked so hard to qualify for the 2018 Leaders Conference. It was the best Leaders Conference I have attended and I would say the envy of the financial industry. It amazes me how much is learned and how relationships are formed through the social activities and networking.  We are already looking forward to Nashville in 2019!” said Mike Connole, Managing Partner at Skylight.

Douglas Rechtine and Tyler Wyse are registered representatives of and offer securities and investment advisory services through MML Investors Services, LLC.  Member SIPC OSJ: 1760 Manley Road, Maumee, OH 43537. 419.893.9759.

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